My love of the Fluval Spec series of aquariums combined with my interest in planted aquariums has led me to always wonder. . . how good are the lights? Not only for the stock lights, but also the aftermarket lights that I
I have wondered how long you can go in a planted aquarium before you need to rescape. It is definately less than two years. I know this because that is how long our
My first step in automating our Spec V aquarium was to add a Leviton timer to control the light on/off cycles. It worked well, but I started to wish for something easier to adjust / program. Also, I wanted a way to easily turn off and on the pump and foresaw a future need to control a CO2 solenoid. An aquarium automation system (like the Neptune Apex Jr.) would have worked, but a solution more in line with our budget and needs turned out to be Smart Plugs.
The Spec V is the cornerstone of the Fluval aquarium lineup, and is the inspiration of this website. It became my personal aquarium in 2013; I quickly fell in love with it and was motivated to share what I have learned about modifying and maintaining this great aquarium.
This review is now updated for the new and improved version of the Fluval Spec V, which
It’s not great that my ‘Upcoming in Spec-Tanks 2018’ update is coming out in April. It’s also not ideal that much of what is upcoming in 2018 I hoped to do in 2017 but didn’t. What can I say, it’s
It’s a little overdue, but here is the Spec V aquarium journal for 2017. It’s a little monotonous for reading, but for those interested, it sheds some light on maintenance schedule . It will give you an idea of maintenance, changes that I’ve made, etc.